Roots of Empathy Looking for Babies and Parents for Howard Program

Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be 2–4 months old in October? You and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy family at Howard Junior Public School.


Roots of Empathy is a program for children in kindergarten to grade 8. The program’s aim is to increase empathy – the ability to understand another person’s feelings. Children learn to care and respect each other and there is less bullying and aggression.

A Roots of Empathy family:

  • A mother and/or father visits a classroom in a local school with a Roots of Empathy Instructor.
  • The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month from October until June.
  •  The program helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.
  • Babies must be between 2 to 4 months old in October.
“Roots of Empathy is about changing the world classroom by classroom” – Mary Gordon, Founder/President
For more information please contact: Angela MacDonnell, Toronto Program Coordinator Phone:
(416) 204-7907 or